Senior point guard Frantz Massenat and the Drexel Dragons have played the equivalent of 2.75 basketball games in their last two outings, participating in two consecutive triple-overtime games. But they seemed no worse for wear in the home opener Dec. 4, as a number of players put up exceptional performances in an 85-82 triple-overtime victory […]
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On Nov. 27, the Philadelphia 76ers lost 105-94 to the Orlando Magic in a classic “someone HAS to win” game between two horrible teams. Spencer Hawes missed this game because of left-knee soreness, and as it turns out, Metropolis without Superman is not a fun place to be. The Sixers shot 7-22 from downtown in […]
The Drexel men’s basketball team has the opportunity to prevent the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off’s “predetermined” championship matchup from taking place when the Dragons take on the No. 5 University of Arizona Nov. 27 in New York City in the semifinals of the tournament. The majority of the country saw the tournament as a […]
The Philadelphia 76ers fell to the Toronto Raptors 108-98 Nov. 20, and the score misleadingly implies that the game was a close one. Typically a subpar three-point shooting team (shooting 32.6 percent as a team before the game, a percentage that ranked 22nd out of 30 teams in the NBA), the Raptors were simply unconscious […]
Four games into the still-young 2013-14 season, the Drexel men’s basketball team has already begun to craft a winning recipe. In their victories in the opening rounds of the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off over Elon University and Rutgers University at the Rutgers Athletic Center, the Dragons followed a similar pattern. They used steady defense […]
Bouncing back from a close loss can be a difficult task for any college basketball team. Bouncing back from a close loss to a nationally ranked opponent whom you almost forced to overtime in your season opener has to be exponentially more difficult. Yet, after a frustrating loss in Los Angeles, the Drexel men’s basketball […]
The wait is over. The Drexel men’s basketball team kicks off its season Nov. 8 with a contest in Los Angeles against the University of California, Los Angeles. The Bruins pose a serious challenge for the Dragons on opening night, as they are ranked 22nd in the Preseason Associated Press Poll and 23rd in the […]
Junior Damion Lee stands at 6 feet 6 inches, 200 pounds. He’s a lanky, sprawling shooting guard whose three-pointer is one of the most deadly in the Colonial Athletic Association. He’s also probably the most soft-spoken player on the entire men’s basketball team. But don’t let that fool you — he means business this season. […]
The Dragons’ home since 1975, the Daskalakis Athletic Center, is a mouthful. Students, alumni, local sports aficionados and the like abbreviate the name by calling it the “DAC.” It may not be the regal and fabled Palestra, but the DAC certainly packs a punch, as do its patrons. The most notable of these patrons are […]
College sports are a constantly rotating turnstile; out with the old, in with the new. The ability to attract young, talented players on a consistent basis defines any program’s long-term viability. This year’s Drexel men’s basketball team will rely heavily on the old guard — pun intended — to lead the team throughout the season. […]
The men’s basketball team announced its schedule for the 2013-14 season Oct. 2, and it looks both promising and challenging. The Dragons kick off the schedule with road games against the University of California, Los Angeles and Illinois State University, a one-two combination of talented, out-of-conference opponents, in the second week of November. A big-time, […]
Last season, Drexel’s Frantz Massenat was named the men’s basketball Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player of the Year. Coming into his own as the best player on a team “destined” for the postseason, big things and increased production were expected from the point guard. During the year, Massenat took 43 more shots than he did […]
As Drexel students, we know that our school operates differently from other colleges around the country. We operate on the quarter system instead of a semester system, many of us have full-time jobs as early as sophomore year, and classes run year-round. This year, add another oddity to the Drexel list: The men’s basketball team […]
Eighteen months and 10 days ago, the Drexel men’s basketball team had a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament. It was an extremely realistic chance if you ask any of the college basketball analysts who wrote articles the next day about the Dragons being snubbed from going dancing. Alas, the 2011-12 men’s basketball team […]
Last offseason the Philadelphia 76ers were celebrating the arrival of 7-foot All-Star center Andrew Bynum and sharpshooter Jason Richardson. Bynum and Richardson were greeted to roaring crowds while Sixers fans dreamed of a playoff run led by their new big man and budding young star Jrue Holiday. Fast-forward to the present day, just a few […]
With 27.9 seconds remaining in the most important game of his career thus far, LeBron James buried a 19-foot jumper. They were points 34 and 35 of the night for James, ensuring that his career average in Game 7s — the highest in NBA history — would increase. Twenty-eight seconds later, he would be an […]
The Drexel men’s basketball team began the 2012-13 season with sky-high expectations. The Dragons were predicted by their peers to win the Colonial Athletic Association and seen as capable of making some noise near the top 25 in the nation. Instead, Drexel finished 13-18, and with its previous campaign not going as planned, the team […]
The San Antonio Spurs may be old, but they haven’t forgotten how to get to the NBA Finals. The Spurs needed only four games to dispose of their Western Conference Finals opponent, the Memphis Grizzlies, completing the sweep May 27. Although the Spurs have not been to the finals since 2007, this is a familiar […]
Now in the conference semifinals round, all four series in the NBA playoffs currently stand deadlocked at 1-1 as of May 8. In the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat and New York Knicks used their second games in the series to recover from befuddling losses to lower-seeded opponents in their respective series openers. In the […]
If you follow college basketball, chances are you have become tired of hearing the term “conference realignment.” If not, you don’t watch enough SportsCenter. While the hottest-profile realignment situation has been the disbandment of the Big East and the creation of the American Athletic Conference, Drexel sports fans know that the Colonial Athletic Association has […]
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